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Half of secondary schools in sub-Saharan Africa do not have power

Estonians are nearly six times as likely to die from drug overdoses as their European counterparts

Why Estonia’s death toll is so much higher than the rest of Europe’s is unclear. Its opioid-prescription rate is among the lowest in the OECD

Since 2013 the number of Africans without electricity has only fallen from 610m to 595m. Progress has been painfully slow

Britain is set to go to the polls for the third time in less than five years on December 12th. Who is ahead?

Africa is home to almost a fifth of the world’s population, but accounts for less than 4% of global electricity use

In general, safe assets have been sold in favour of cyclical ones

Yields have recovered in recent weeks. This is not the only sign that investor sentiment has improved

Investors have begun to embrace assets at the riskier end of the spectrum

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Venezuela, once the fifth-happiest country in the world, has become miserable as its economy has collapsed

Spain is a bright spot, but the EU is a long way from achieving equal gender representation in politics

INTERACTIVE MAP: Europe will soon have more barriers on its borders than during the Cold War

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70 years ago, Little Boy and Fat Man killed over 200,000. Today's bombs are far more powerful

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Night-time light emissions show how deserted Syria has become since 2011 #econarchive 

The British Empire at Victoria and Elizabeth's accession and after 63 years

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Britain's in-out EU referendum will be on June 23rd. The arguments for and against #Brexit 

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In 2015, Italy spent 76% more on fixing old roads than it did on building new ones—the highest ratio in the OECD

China's high-speed rail system is now one of the biggest infrastructure projects in history

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